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Ben Asher - A Half Hour of Provocative and Deranged Humor - Live Stand-Up Comedy at The Nest Brooklyn

Jun 01 | Wed |
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Ben Asher performs an intimate half hour of provocative and deranged humor, as the featured comedian, at The Nest rock club, in Brooklyn.

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Ben Asher, a writer and comedian from New York, is known for his “brave,” confrontational material, and his skills as a “brilliant joke writer” among fellow comedians. He performs regularly at comedy venues and colleges throughout the metropolitan area, East Coast, and Europe. Audiences are always quick to share their appreciation of Ben’s style of sardonic irreverence and absurd, satiric wit in which he doesn’t just dissect language and taboos - he explodes them.

What the Audience is Saying

"Alarmingly Profound."

"That was terrifying, but funny."

"I never thought I could laugh at a joke about that, but you did it."

“What Ben Asher says makes me laugh, even though I feel like I shouldn’t."

Ben has traveled to Iceland to headline in the Iceland Comedy Festival. He was also the finalist in the 2014 Funniest Jewish Comedian Competition and, soon after, was asked by his fellow comics to become a member of the Friars Club. In 2013 Ben was in the New York Comedy Festival.

Ben Asher regularly performs every night in New York, and currently produces Slide In - Slate-Night Comedy, in Chelsea, and Arthur Avenue Comedy every Monday night. Ben's previous shows include the critically acclaimed monthly comedy show in Park Slope and New York's East Village, DoublePlusGood Comedy, (formerly Nasal Vice! Stand-Up,) where, since 2013, rising comics perform long, 20+ minutes sets, every month. He also co-produces/hosts The Homebrewed Mic, giving New Yorkers a sample of homebrewed beers and comedy.

You can follow Ben @the_ben_asher on Instagram or on Twitter.

From TimeOut NY: For comedy connoisseurs tired of seeing their favorite comics squeeze their sets into five minutes, Ben Asher's showcase provides full-length sets and a chill atmosphere for diverse acts to thrive in.

Press: In addition to being a TimeOut New York 'Critics Pick', TimeOut NY has frequently called Ben's shows the "best cheap things to do," of the week and one of the “most amazing things to do” of the month, and the New York Times has listed it show as an editor's choice multiple times.

Show: 9:00 pm

Doors Open/Seating: 7:30 pm

Admission: $5 at the door

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Venue: The Nest Brooklyn

504 Flatbush Avenue Map